SUCCESS IN ERA RESULTS

Sydney Medical School has done brilliantly in the latest Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) results, announced in early December.

ERA assesses research quality within Australia's higher education institutions using a combination of indicators and expert review by committees comprising experienced, internationally-recognised experts.

The results were excellent for the University of Sydney overall, but health and medical research was especially strong.

Highlights included:

  • Sydney received 12 level 5 scores out of the possible 18 fields of health and medical research (where level 5 is the top score, characterised as well above world standard). This was more level 5 scores in health and medical fields of research than any other Australian university.
  • In public health, Sydney was ranked equal first in the country (with ANU) and only two institutions received a score of 5.
  • Overall, the strength of Australia’s health and medical research was evident with health/medical contributions to ERA approximately 25% of publications and 50% of income.


The ERA website has a wealth of information about performance in different fields of research and comparison of institutional performance.

Contact:
Sydney Medical School
Beth Quinlivan, Director of Marketing
beth.quinlivan@sydney.edu.au
+61 2 9036 6528 or +61 412 416 895